Sprenger, Jonas; Jung, Jürgen:

Enterprise modelling in the context of manufacturing : outline of an approach supporting production planning

In: ICB research report ; No. 23
Essen: Institut für Informatik und Wirtschaftsinformatik (ICB), Universität Duisburg-Essen (2008)
Buchaufsatz / Kapitel / Fach: Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Manufacturing enterprises are faced with an increasing global competition and dynamic markets.
This development results in a need for more flexible manufacturing structures and the ability for
global collaboration. In the curse of this, cross-functional information systems turn into an essential
competitive factor. However, the analysis and the integration of an enterprise's core functions is a
major challenge. A model-centric approach, namely, multi-perspective enterprise modelling, is an
appropriate conceptual instrument to overcome those gaps. Enterprise modelling is widely regarded
as an appropriate tool to support analysing, designing and managing corporate information systems.
In the paper at hand, we propose an approach fostering the applicability of enterprise models
by offering domain-specific concepts. These modelling concepts reflect domain-specific concepts,
which are well-known to manufacturing people. Hence, they are particularly suitable for supporting
specific analyses, as well as information systems' development.